Where to elope in Vegas?
If you’re going to elope why not do it where the ceremonies are quick and the photo opportunities are endless? Las Vegas! You have the freedom to tie the knot anywhere you please, be it a wedding drive-through, the heart of the desert, or atop a thrilling 550-foot-high coaster. Your dream wedding can become a reality at any moment. There are tons of options, seriously, thousands. And to make planning easier, you can find packages with just about everything you can think of included.
*April-May and September-October stand out as the most popular seasons for tying the knot.
Let’s go Downtown
The Neon Museum Las Vegas
If you’re looking for unique and eye-catching place to elope in Las Vegas, the Neon Museum delivers. The vibrant neon signs and retro aesthetics provide a captivating backdrop that can result in stunning images. The museum has so many locations making it easy spot photo worthy signs, ensuring your elopement photos are truly memorable. The Neon Museum has been collecting neon signs since 1996 and their museum has been open since 2013. “Each sign in The Neon Museum’s collection offers a unique story about the personalities who created it, what inspired it, where and when it was made, and the role it played in Las Vegas’ distinctive history.” The signs are a great place to tie the knot and get some Las Vegas history!
You can book out the whole area for a private event or just head around for their portrait hour, it’s a once a week (sometimes two) opportunity for photos with killer signs in the background. The tickets go up to 3 months in advance and there are only 15 slots. So if you’re thinking this is the place, you’ll need to get on it before its sold out!
Price : Portrait Hour, $50 for Adults | Events/Building Rental, $2,500+
*They do offer discounts for qualifying individuals
Las Vegas Boulevard (AKA The Strip)
Is there anything more iconic than eloping on the Las Vegas Strip? Between neon signs, boujee hotels, fancy fountains and dazzling lights, iconic landmarks, and bustling crowds create a one-of-a-kind ambiance that adds a sense of excitement and celebration to your elopement. It’s a place where you can feel the vibrant energy of the city and its vibrant nightlife. There are tons of areas along the strip where you can stop for a killer view; the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, in-front of the Tropicana, the Art Motel and so many more! If you want something less busy Fremont Street is a great options.
It’s important to note that the Las Vegas Boulevard might not provide the same level of privacy as other locations. The lively atmosphere and presence of tourists may detract from a more intimate experience. However, if you’re seeking a vibrant and celebratory elopement in a unique and iconic setting. The Las Vegas Boulevard can be an excellent choice.
Pricing : Free!
A Little White Chapel
Wanna get married where you can feel like a star? Many celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Ben Affleck + Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears have been eloped at A Little White Chapel. With a rich history and as one of the most iconic wedding chapels in Las Vegas. It has been a popular destination for couples looking to elope since it first opened its doors in 1951. The Little White Chapel offers flexibility in terms of ceremony options. Whether you want a traditional religious ceremony, a themed wedding, or something completely unique, the chapel can accommodate various requests, allowing couples to personalize their elopement experience. Everything they have to offer makes for a great place to elope in Las Vegas.
Price : $80 – $1,695+
To The Desert
Valley of Fire State Park
The Valley of Fire captivates with its awe-inspiring natural beauty. The park features vibrant red sandstone formations, stunning rock arches, and unique geological features that create a picturesque backdrop for wedding ceremonies. The colorful landscapes and rugged scenery provide a dramatic and romantic setting for couples looking to elope. The Valley of Fire is very gorgeous but in order to keep it that way they are strict about use of the park. You can’t go around climbing all over rocks, there are only 3 locations within the park that you can get married; Seven Sisters, Rainbow Vista and the Cabins. Permits are required and there are fees to enter the park, you’ll also need a permitted photographer.
Price : $25 processing fee for permit + Entrance fee, $10 per vehicle (Out of State Vehicles: $15 per vehicle) + a permitted photographer
Red Rock Canyon
As the title might suggest the National Conservation Area, Red Rock Canyon is known for its striking red sandstone formations, dramatic cliffs, and colorful desert landscapes. The unique geological features and vibrant colors create a visually stunning setting for your elopement ceremony. The natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon ensures that your wedding photos will be truly awe-inspiring. Red Rock Canyon provides a more secluded and intimate setting for your elopement. The vast expanse of the canyon and the ability to choose less crowded areas allows you to have a private ceremony with your loved one, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Obtaining a permit to marry in this location is a worthwhile endeavor to safeguard the area. It’s a great area for hiking out to gorgeous views. If you’re not a hiker, no worries! There is a 13 mile round scenic drive where you can stop for gorgeous views check the Overlook and Red Spring Platform.
Price : $20 per vehicle + $”varies” permit with approval + a permitted photographer
*They do offer discounts for qualifying individuals
Eldorado Canyon (AKA Nelson Ghost Town)
This ghost town isn’t what you might think. “Today, all that was abandoned has become a rare Western showcase, a vestige of a bygone past and a tribute to classic Americana.” Nelson Ghost Town, an abandoned mining town, has been meticulously preserved and transformed into a captivating tourist attraction. The town is home to Eldorado Canyon’s Techatticup Mine, the oldest (1861-1942) and richest gold mine in Southern Nevada giving it a historic story. Its rustic charm creates a distinct atmosphere that adds character and intrigue to your elopement. The old buildings, vintage vehicles, and remnants of the past provide a unique backdrop for your ceremony. With fewer tourists and visitors compared to other popular destinations, you can enjoy a more personal and exclusive ceremony. It allows you to focus on each other and create meaningful memories without distractions.
Price : $20 – $150+ (Price varies on amount of people)
Seven Magic Mountains
Within the gorgeous desert landscape, just off Interstate 15, there are seven boldy painted 30-35 feet high boulders stacked on top of each other, the Seven Magic Mountains. These unique sculptures created by artist Ugo Rondinone are free to view and visit. As long as we keep the area clean. Seven Magic Mountains is easily accessible, with a parking lot nearby and a short walk to reach the installation. Its close proximity to Las Vegas makes it a convenient choice for couples looking for a unique elopement location close to the city. It can be a busy tourist attraction but if you go earlier in the morning you’re less likely to run into anyone else.
Price : Free
Tell Me More…
These are only a few of the many places where you can elope in Las Vegas. Looking for someone to help you not only find the perfect place to elope in Las Vegas but also capture it? Let’s chat!